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A companion to both the DC Comics blogging of Diabolu Frank and The Marvel Super Heroes Podcast, DC Bloodlines covers the library of one of North America's longest lived and most respected comic book publishers, as well as their usage in other media, often with a focus on lesser known characters.

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A companion to both the DC Comics blogging of Diabolu Frank and The Marvel Super Heroes Podcast, DC Bloodlines covers the library of one of North America's longest lived and most respected comic book publishers, as well as their usage in other media, often with a focus on lesser known characters.

    DC Special Podcast: The Worlds Of DC 2020

    DC Special Podcast: The Worlds Of DC 2020

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    Meanwhile… Mr. Fixit & Diabolu Frank talk “Worlds Of DC,” meaning the DCEU and DCTV and DC Universe app and a little bit of actual comic books, hence the rare use of the term “Worlds Of DC” because nobody actual calls DC media by that name. Included are Harley Quinn, Birds of Prey, the Berlanti/CW/Arrowverse’s Crisis On Infinite Earths (especially Black Lightning,) Wonder Woman 1984, Batman/Superman: The Animated Series, Justice League Unlimited, and Black Widow.
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Comic Reader Résumé #7: Auditing (June 1983)

    Comic Reader Résumé #7: Auditing (June 1983)

    ré·su·mé [rez-oo-mey, rez-oo-mey]
    noun
    1. a summing up; summary.
    2. a brief written account of personal, educational, and professional qualifications and experience, as that prepared by an applicant for a job.
    In Comic Reader Résumé, I use Mike’s Amazing World of Comics to travel back through time via his virtual newsstand to the genesis point of my lifelong collecting of comics. From there, I can offer a “work history” of my fandom through my active purchasing of (relatively) new comic books beginning in January of 1982, when my interest in the medium went from sporadic and unformed to routine on through compulsive accumulation. To streamline the narrative and keep the subjects at least remotely contemporaneous, I will not generally be discussing what we call back issues: books bought long after their publication date. Sometimes, I will cover a book published on a given month that I picked up within a year or so that date, and I give myself an especially wide berth on this aspect in the first couple of “origins” episodes. We’ll get more rigidly on point as my memories crystallize and my “hobby” spirals out of control into the defining characteristic of my life (eventually outpacing squalor and competing neuroses.) It’s part personal biography, part industry history, and admittedly totally self-indulgent on my part.
    This episode includes Famous First Edition #9 (again,) DC Sampler #1 (yes, again,) and The New Teen Titans Annual #2 (finally.)
     
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    • 19 min
    The DC Bloodlines Podcast: Richard Dragon’s Fists

    The DC Bloodlines Podcast: Richard Dragon’s Fists

    After nearly a year since the last episode… we’re still doing random one-off spotlights rather than actually talking about the Bloodlines event. Richard Drakunovski was a bullied white boy who trained to become a world class martial artist under the Asian O-Sensei and/or an African-American man named Benjamin Stanley and/or Ben Turner, depending on what continuity we’re talking about. This is all before we try to address Lady Shiva and her damsel-in-distress sister you probably never heard of. Set the Wayback Machine back to 1975 for our old coverage of Richard Dragon, Kung Fu Fighter #1, #2 & #3 and do a deeper dive on that last one by following along at Scans Daily. We’ll also cover #4, and then 2004’s Richard Dragon #1-6.
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    • 33 min
    The DC Bloodlines Podcast: Eclipso-- Hero and Villain in One Man!

    The DC Bloodlines Podcast: Eclipso-- Hero and Villain in One Man!

    The show returns as part of a multi-blog/podcast crossover covering the 1992 DC Annual event Eclipso: The Darkness Within by offering a detailed account of the first three decades of the villain's career derived from numerous print and online sources. Created by Bob Haney and Lee Elias in 1963, Eclipso appeared in House of Secrets for 19 issues before moving on to guest roles in Justice League of America, Metal Men, Green Lantern, Adventure Comics, Outsiders, The Phantom Stranger and more! See the misadventures of Bruce Gordon, Mona & Simon Bennett as they combat the super-villain!
     
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    The DC Bloodlines Podcast: Ballistic Sword of Azrael

    The DC Bloodlines Podcast: Ballistic Sword of Azrael

    Bloodlines: Outbreak is nearly over! Before the first quarter of the event closes, we meet ex-S.W.A.T. officer Kelvin Mao in his insectoid exoskeleton, and a new blond Batman who is never positively identified throughout the story (with the reasons for his replacement only alluded to.) Guess that means we should also look at the Batman: Sword of Azrael mini-series and do an overview of Knightfall/Knightquest/KnightsEnd to better understand what Jean-Paul Valley is doing here. I once did a wine tasting tour in the Jean-Paul Valley. That’s a joke I now regret because it conjures imagery I hadn’t considered before making it. Where was I again? These were not engaging stories, so I keep getting distracted, but you can follow along with 1993’s Batman Annual #17 at Scans Daily and get a deeper dive on the Azrael mini-series at NOT BLOG X.
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    • 36 min
    The DC Bloodlines Podcast: You May Call Me Doctor Mist!

    The DC Bloodlines Podcast: You May Call Me Doctor Mist!

    The ancient immortal African mystic Doctor Mist was introduced in a cameo on the last page of 1978's The Super Friends #12 before continuing into appearances in The Super Friends #13 & 45-46 before officially forming the Global Guardians in DC Comics Presents #46. We cover these comics to varying degrees, but our primary focus is the supposed true story of "Nommo," appended to tales starring Zatara and Zatanna. Is Dr. Mist one of the most powerful and important figures in the history of the DC Universe, or a sad and lonely fraud? You decide, and you can follow along with our reading of 1988's Secret Origins #27 at The Secret Origins Podcast.


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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

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DC Bloodlines the greatest Annual crossover event EVER!!!!

Loved Bloodlines as a kid and love this Podcast. Can't wait for Joe Public, Angon, Glonth, Razorsharp and the PSYBA-RATS!!!!! Loose Cannon and Ballistic were two great heroes too. VERY EXCITED ABOUT THIS CAST.

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DC Bloodlines

Who remembers DC Bloodlines? In 1993, parasitic aliens ate a bunch of people in the DC universe and gave them super powers. Frank's frantic, funny, pull-no-punches reviews of these old comics make for some fine podcasting. This one is quickly becoming one of my favorite comic book podcasts!

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